Ramsey Qubein is a freelance travel journalist covering the hotel, cruise, and airline industry from every corner of the globe. He has traveled to 166 countries and lived in both Madrid and Paris. His work has appeared in numerous consumer and industry publications including Travel+Leisure, BBC Worldwide, Islands, Business Traveler, ReadersDigest.com, Fortune, Airways, Travel Age West, and AAA magazines. Ramsey is also a regular columnist for USA Today and AFAR magazine. He is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) and completed a Master's Degree thesis researching various aspects of marketing/branding in the travel industry. Ramsey is highly recognized as an expert in travel loyalty programs, business travel and the luxury travel segment. He flies more 450,000 miles per year and estimates he has circumnavigated the globe over 1,000 times.
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